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Post by pauluspaolo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:20 pm

Potentially dumb question but what interior rear view mirrors do SS1 owners use. I have the suction cup type with dipping facility. This has recently started falling off despite me cleaning the windscreen. I was thinking that a mirror that screwed to the top windscreen rail might be a better option. Anyone fitted one? :-)



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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:31 pm

I use the one that came with the car, (original, AFAIK), which is a stick-on one which is glued onto the screen. When I first got the car it was loose, and eventually fell off, so I replaced it with a suction cup one, which behaved like yours. So I bought a sticky pad designed for the purpose, from Halfords, and that worked well, and stuck the original mirror back on permanently. Unfortunately I then had to have the screen replaced, but Autoglass reattached the original mirror with new glue, and it's been fine since. I think from memory, there was a little black patch on the screen, to define the area you're supposed to glue it onto?


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Post by pauluspaolo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 pm

Thanks Roger, I did wonder what the black patch was for. I'll investigate the stick-on mirrors - thanks again ☺



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Post by peter freeman » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:22 pm

I also bought a kit from Halfords which does work - however it is not solid so the mirror is subject to some vibration.



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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:34 pm

I once used a mesh and glue type kit which worked really well until the screen needed replacement....

Now I still have part of the windscreen stuck to the stem.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:00 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:34 pm
I once used a mesh and glue type kit which worked really well until the screen needed replacement....

Now I still have part of the windscreen stuck to the stem.
Yes, the glue kit I used was a "mesh & glue" one, and incredibly solid - in fact the guy from Autoglass had to use a hammer and chisel to separate it from the old screen. :shock: Once he'd cleaned it up, the new glue that he used, seems equally solid.

p.s. one other thing I've just remembered - the glue required the mirror to be held while it went off, which from memory took several minutes, maybe more. I made a piece of wood of the right length to press between the tunnel and the mirror base, to hold it firmly while the glue set. :)


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Post by philhoward » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:49 pm

Original is Escort Mk3, I think, and is glued to the screen.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:12 am

I have a genuine Reliant mirror NOS that I hope to bring to Curborough.


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